Word Formation

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Word Formation

(EN) Today's quiz is about word formation. (PT) O quiz de hoje é sobre formação de palavras em inglês através do uso de prefixos e sufixos. (EN) Choose the best alternative for each gap. (PT) Escolha a melhor alternativa para cada questão


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In that tense situation l found the good news very ____________________. l felt rather ________________, so l put a soft cushion behind me. She sat in terrible __________________ on the hard chair for over an hour. If you’re all sitting ________________, then I’ll begin.
    • A. 

      Comfortably - comfortable - discomfort - comforting.

    • B. 

      Comforting - uncomfortable - discomfort - comfortably

    • C. 

      Comforting - discomfort - uncomfortable - comfortably.

    • D. 

      Comfortably - uncomfortable - discomfort - comforting.

  • 2. 
    The _______________ between the two soon developed into love. In London she was ______________ by a rich woman who looked after her and helped her. The desert is a dangerous, _________________ place. Everyone was very _____________towards me.
    • A. 

      Friend - friendly - befriended - friendship.

    • B. 

      Friendly - friendship - unfriendly - friendship.

    • C. 

      Friendship - befriended - unfriendly - friendly.

    • D. 

      Friendship - friendly - befriended - unfriendly.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Economy - economical - uneconomical - economise.

    • B. 

      Economic - economical - economise - uneconomical.

    • C. 

      Economy - uneconomical - economise - economical.

    • D. 

      Economise - uneconomical - economic - economy.

  • 4. 
    Until the situation has settled down, it is ______________ to travel to that country. The government set up an _________________ body on the use of drugs in sport. l doubt the _____________ of drinking alcohol while undergoing that medicai treatment. It is _____________ to book a hotel before traveling.
    • A. 

      Inadvisable - advisory - advisablility - advisable.

    • B. 

      Advisable - advisory - inadvisable - advisability.

    • C. 

      Advisability - inadvisable - advisory - advisable.

    • D. 

      Inadvisable - advisory - advisable - advisability.

  • 5. 
    This is the Presidenfs official __________________. There's no industry or entertainment here. lt's a __________________district. All ____________________ of the neighboring houses were warned of the gas leak. He returned to Britain in 1939, having _______________ abroad for many years.
    • A. 

      Residents - reside - residence - residencial.

    • B. 

      Reside - residents - residencial - residence.

    • C. 

      Residence - residencial - residents - resided.

    • D. 

      Residence - residents - residencial - resided.

  • 6. 
    He felt a strange, painful _______________in his neck. Even the most _____________________ person should  appreciate the beauty of this music. What an idiotic,__________________ thing to do. She’s a __________________ sort of person.
    • A. 

      Sensitive - senseless - sensation - sensible.

    • B. 

      Sensation - sensible - insensitive - senseless.

    • C. 

      Sentitive - sensible - sensation - senseless.

    • D. 

      Sensation - insensitive - senseless - sensible.

  • 7. 
    L think it's a bit ______________ to hope that world peace can be gained so easily. He spends all his time in romantic daydreams. He's lost touch with __________________. Ladies and gentlemen, l am a _________________, and l think we must face facts. We have to be __________________ about our chances of winning.
    • A. 

      Unrealistic - reality - realist - realistic.

    • B. 

      Real - reality - realistic - unreal.

    • C. 

      Unrealistic - realist - reality - realistic.

    • D. 

      Realistic - real - unreal - reality.

  • 8. 
    To _______________the boat in rough sea, we redistributed the weight. Between 1860 and 1900 the country had a number of revolutions. It was a time of great _________. The exchange rate is going up and down dramatically. lt's very ________________ at the moment. We can finally say that here is some political  _____________ in this country.
    • A. 

      Stability - instability - stable - unstable.

    • B. 

      Stabilise - unstable - instability - stability.

    • C. 

      Stabilise - instability - unstable - stability.

    • D. 

      Unstable - stable - stability - stabilise.